UFC on FX 3 in Atlantic City now has a main event as former lightweight title contender Gray Maynard meets Clay Guida in a five round main event.
UFC officials announced the new fight on Sunday.
The bout between Maynard and Guida has long been rumored, but only as of this weekend did it become official and now it gets main event status to boot.
Gray Maynard returns to the Octagon for the first time since his title fight loss to UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 136.
Maynard battled Edgar twice in 2011, and will now look to climb back into the title picture with a five round battle ahead of him in June.
Facing Maynard in Atlantic City will be fellow lightweight title contender Clay Guida.
On several occasions, Guida has seemed to be one fight or one win away from a title shot, but has come up just short. Last year, Guida lost a decision to Benson Henderson at the inaugural UFC on Fox event, but now he hopes to get back in the hunt with a fight against another top ten lightweight.
Maynard and Guida will face off in a five round main event for the UFC on FX 3 card headed to Atlantic City.
It will be the UFC’s first appearance there since UFC 53 back in 2005.